KFM and NUDDA are both derivatives from the Lacoste-Inosanto Blend of FMA.
Originally Posted by Anti-Oedipus
The different paths that they have taken is completely attributed to the vision of their creator.
So if your ex-KFM/Defence Lab instructor's vision is more of the type of the NUDDA vision, it will be better for you, but remember that there will still be "gimmickly" moves in your style.
I would say:
- Enjoy your training
- Watch some NUDDA on the internet
- When you get more experienced, try to pinpoint the "gimmickly" from the "realistic" techniques
- in your sparring with other classmates, keep the usage of "gimmickly" techniques to a bare minimum (just enough, so that your instructor doesn't come to ask you, why you are sparring Panantukan instead of KFM/Defence Lab)
- Later on in your Martial Arts career/path, just drop the "gimmickly" techniques out of your repetoire.
Hope that this helps.